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Efstratios ‘Harry’ Papanikolaou, 55, found joy in everything he encountered

Efstratios ‘Harry’ Papanikolaou

WILMINGTON — Efstratios Papanikolaou, 55, known to most as “Harry,” passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020.

Harry was preceded in death by his father, Evangelos; mother, Ekaterini; and brother, Steven.

Harry is survived by his wife, Sandra; brother, John; daughters, Stephanie, Katina and Eliana; and grandchildren, Jacob, Anna and Stratia.

Born Aug. 27, 1965, in Athens, Greece, Harry then moved to New York in 1976 and to Wilmington in 2000. Harry was an unforgettable supervisor at both of his positions; a general manager for 25 years at McDonald’s of Carolina Beach, and owner/operator of Roll on In and Buzzed Bull Creamery in Murrayville. Harry found joy in everything he did. Making jokes in all situations was his specialty. His favorite joy of all was lighting up the lives of those around him, specifically his wife and children. He was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in honor of Harry to Ronald McDonald House or St. Nicholas Orthodox Greek Church, 608 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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